60-Second SoTL – Episode 7

This week’s episode features a recent article from the open-access International Journal for Students as Partners and explores how a group mentorship scheme with students, alumni, and staff supports student learning in a distance education experience:

Foss, Anna M, Sophia Kohler, Sumedh Kulkarni, Natalina Sutton, Mary-Ann Schreiner, Nicolò Saverio Centemero, Grace Mambula, Diederik Lohman, Sarah C Smith, and Rebecca French. 2022. “Triadic Partnerships: Evaluation of a Group Mentorship Scheme.” International Journal for Students As Partners 6 (1): 199-211. https://doi.org/10.15173/ijsap.v6i1.4858.

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Read More about Mentoring Models

  • Deveaux, Faith. 1997. “The Triadic Partnership.” Journal of Family Psychotherapy 8 (1): 43-51. https://doi.org/10.1300/J085V08N01_04
  • Huizing, Russell L. 2012. “Mentoring Together: A Literature Review of Group Mentoring.” Mentoring & Tutoring: Partnership in Learning 20 (1): 27-55. https://doi.org/10.1080/13611267.2012.645599
  • Terrion, Jenepher Lennox, and Dominique Leonard. 2007. “A Taxonomy of the Characteristics of Student Peer Mentors in Higher Education: Findings from a Literature Review. Mentoring & Tutoring: Partnership in Learning 15 (2): 149-164. https://doi.org/10.1080/13611260601086311

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Mentoring Undergraduate Research in Global Contexts

60-Second SoTL – Episode 45 This week’s episode shares an open-access article from New Directions in Teaching and Learning and examines how U.S.-based colleges and universities support mentoring of undergraduate research in global contexts: Cruz, Laura, Maureen Vandermaas-Peeler, Eric E. Hall, Amy L….

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Learning through Mentoring: Lessons from the Earliest Phase of Life

Infants’ first attempts in learning to walk are characterized by enthusiastic, wholehearted, but unbalanced steps that frequently result in many falls. Learning this novel skill is influenced by the child’s developmental history, or prior experiences, such as being held in…

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A Polar Bear Experience

Polar bears and their mothers have a unique relationship throughout their development. Research has shown that a polar bear cub stays with its mother as it develops, but it is left alone to fend for itself after two years (“When…

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A Personal Reflection on What Makes Mentoring Great

I grew up on a mountainside in rural Appalachia and spent nearly every day of my childhood playing outside. Being from a low-income family and surrounded by the natural world, I entertained myself by exploring plants, animals, soil, water, and…

Read More about Students as Partners

  • Cook-Sather, Alison, and Sophia Abbot. 2016. “Translating Partnerships: How Faculty-Student Collaboration in Explorations of Teaching and Learning Can Transform Perceptions, Terms, and Selves.” Teaching and Learning Inquiry 4 (2): 36-49. https://doi.org/10.20343/teachlearninqu.4.2.5 [Open Access]
  • Cook-Sather, Alison, Melanie Bahti, and Anita Ntem. 2019. Pedagogical Partnerships: A How-To Guide for Faculty, Students, and Academic Developers in Higher Education. Elon, NC: Elon University Center for Engaged Learning. https://doi.org/10.36284/celelon.oa1 [Open Access]
  • Healey, Mick, Abbi Flint, and Kathy Harrington. 2016. “Students As Partners: Reflections on a Conceptual Model.” Teaching and Learning Inquiry 4 (2): 8-20. https://doi.org/10.20343/teachlearninqu.4.2.3 [Open Access]
  • Matthews, Kelly E. 2017. “Five Propositions for Genuine Students As Partners Practice.” International Journal for Students As Partners 1 (2). https://doi.org/10.15173/ijsap.v1i2.3315 [Open Access]
  • Mercer-Mapstone, Lucy, Sam Lucie Dvorakova, Kelly E Matthews, Sophia Abbot, Breagh Cheng, Peter Felten, Kris Knorr, Elizabeth Marquis, Rafaella Shammas, and Kelly Swaim. 2017. “A Systematic Literature Review of Students As Partners in Higher Education.” International Journal for Students As Partners 1 (1). https://doi.org/10.15173/ijsap.v1i1.3119 [Open Access]
  • Mercer-Mapstone, Lucy, and Sophia Abbot, eds. 2020. The Power of Partnership: Students, Staff, and Faculty Revolutionizing Higher Education. Elon, NC: Elon University Center for Engaged Learning. https://doi.org/10.36284/celelon.oa2 [Open Access]

Read More about Partnership on CEL’s Blog

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Through the Eyes of a Student: Expertise We Bring

As undergraduate CEL Student Scholars working with the Center for Engaged Learning, we often are asked what our roles entail. Both in the context of the research itself, as well as in our partnerships, this collaborative leadership team was developed…

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Art in Pedagogical Partnership Scholarship 

In a recent issue of the International Journal of Students as Partners (IJSaP), the editorial team argued that “valuing a wider range of genres” (Cook-Sather, Healey, and Matthews 2022) in IJSaP can draw more student authors to student-as-partners scholarship. They…

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Through the Eyes of a Student: Integration in Practice

Last year, we, as CEL Student Scholars, had the pleasure of attending the 2021 meeting of the (Re)Examining Conditions for Meaningful Learning Research Seminar, in which we dealt with imposter syndrome, budding relationships with participants, and developing our own body…

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Institutional Diversity Messaging in Higher Education

60-Second SoTL – Episode 4 This week’s episode features an open-access article from Teaching and Learning Inquiry on institutional messaging about diversity, inclusion, and equity in higher education. The featured project offers a great example of student-as-partners in scholarship of teaching and…